A man granted his children some

Q 2: Some land has been granted to children who are not yet adults. Should their guardians pay the Zakah (obligatory charity) thereof on their behalf? What is the due date of this Zakah?

A: If the guardians of these children dedicated the lands for trade to safeguard the interest of children by investing their money, it is obligatory on the former to pay Zakah on the value of such lands whenever one full lunar year passes from the date of dedicating the lands for trade. However, if these children do not have money to pay for Zakah, it is permissible for their guardians to postpone the payment thereof until the lands are sold, then they should pay it with arrears calculating the date from the time the land was dedicated for trade.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.